Principles of Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award

Principles of Risk Assessment (Level 2) – BSC Award – Overview

Employers have a legal obligation to carry out risk assessments and employees are often asked to contribute to this process. This qualification introduces learners to the basic principles of risk assessment.

The programme addresses the main cause of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health, enabling learners to become proficient in the role of risk assessment in accident and ill-health prevention. It also covers the legal requirements for risk assessment, key terms associated with the subject and the process for undertaking a risk assessment. Other topics include factors affecting the level of risk from workplace hazards, methods that can be used to prioritise risk and how to provide information about – and how to record – risk assessments.

The programme covers:

  • The main causes of work-related fatalities, injuries and ill-health
  • The reasons for preventing accidents and ill-health at work
  • The role of risk assessment in accident and ill-health prevention
  • The legal requirements for risk assessment
  • Key terms associated with risk assessment
  • The process for undertaking a risk assessment
  • Factors affecting the level of risk from workplace hazards
  • Methods that can be used to prioritise risks
  • Providing information about and recording risk assessments

Course details below or download course outline.

Who should attend?

Anyone in a work environment.

Course format

A one-day programme, for up to 12 people, with a short multiple-choice test, the successful completion of which qualifies participants for the BSC Level 2 Award, Principles of Risk Assessment.

Expert trainer

David has more than twenty years’ experience in environmental, health and safety management and training. Formerly Head of Environmental Protection Training for the Ministry of Defence and later Environment Health and Safety Manager with one of the UK’s largest cement manufacturing companies and H&S Adviser with Visa, he set up his own consultancy practice in 2006, providing support, advice and training on health & safety and environmental management to help organisations to reduce their environmental impact and improve their health and safety performance.

David graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environment Management from Cranfield University. He is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment, a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institution for Waste Management (CIWM), a member of IOSH at GradIOSH level, a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is registered with the IEMA as an Associate Environmental Auditor. He has accredited centre status for the delivery of BSC and IOSH qualification programmes.

David is a very popular trainer, as the following comments from recent programme participants demonstrate:

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